Phone: (703) 489-0754
Birth Fee: $1250 to $1700
Fee Details: Please see my website for current information on my packages and fees: www.SunflowersWellness.com
Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 173 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Presenter at Breech Birth International Conference: Turning the Breech with Hypnosis
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Alexandria, VA
My husband and I took Lindsay’s 5 week hypnobirthing class in preparation for the birth of our first child. We wanted to have a natural unmedicated birth. We learned so much in Lindsay’s class! She provides so much supplemental materials in addition to the classes that you will be well prepared for birth and informed so you can make the best decisions for you and your baby.
Lindsay has such a warm, calming presence and we just loved her as our teacher that we also had her as our doula! Without her we wouldn’t have had the confidence to leave our obgyn/midwife practice.
We didn’t end up having the natural homebirth we envisioned due to complications with our pregnancy but Lindsay was still by our side coaching and supporting us all the way. We honestly could not have done it without her.
We highly recommend her hypnobirthing class and her Doula services.
I cannot imagine our birthing experience without Lindsey Vick. We were lucky enough to have Lindsey recommended to us by a friend who use to be a doula in the area. I am a yogini and have been working for several years on leading a mindful life. I wanted a natural, intervention-free (if possible!) birth. It was important to us to have a doula who supported and worked well with us and these ideas. We interviewed Lindsey and one other doula but knew, almost immediately, that we wanted Lindsey. She was (and is!) warm, knolwedgeable, and has a great capacity to hold space for others.
In addition to being a doula, Lindsey is a Hypnobirthing teacher and we were able to join her class. From these classes we gained valuable information on the birthing process, how to prepare our minds, bodies, and spirits for the birth of our baby AND felt empowered to ask questions of our medical providers and say "no" or "not right now" when needed. I have friends who share birthing stories in which it sounds like they were bullied by their providers. That was never our case, in large part thanks to Lindsey, and I have only the best memories of my birthing experience.
One anecdote to hopefully convey the giving and healing spirit of Lindsey - The second night home from the hospital my husband collapsed and was taken to the emergency room in an ambulance. I was told to stay home with the baby by the EMTs. It was 3 in the morning and I called Lindsey. Her phone was on the fritz and she wasn't able to answer my call but she called me back immediately. Upon hearing what happened she came over and stayed with me and the baby (calming both of us) until my husband was home. I don't know what I would've done without her.
If you're looking for a doula who is compassionate and passionate about mindful, beautiful births at least interview Lindsey. Even if you decided to go with someone else your time won't be wasted getting to know this wonderful person.
Lindsey Vick was great. She is very knowledgeable about Hypnobirthing. She spoke about each subject very well and very passionately. She believes in the practice and encourages pregnant families to believe in themselves so that they can have a safe and comfortable birth. She was lengthy and informative and provided so many examples. She uses her past clients for anecdotals and reassured pregnant families when you are consistent with the breathing techniques, it will work!
She was always reassuring and my husband and I appreciated her truthfulness and her passion about hypnobirthing. I would recommend her to anyone!
My husband and I could not speak more highly of Lindsey. We attended her HypnoBirth classes and used her as our doula. She was absolutely phenomenal in both capacities. She has an incredible amount of knowledge on the birth process and shares it in a way that never seems pushy. Whatever birth you wish to have- medicated, unmedicated, at home or in the hospital, Lindsey always makes it about you. As first time parents, we would have been lost without her. She was an instrumental part of welcoming our son into the world and we are so thankful to have had her.
I found Lindsey through a google search and took her hypnobirthing class. We got to know her well so we hired her as our doula. For our doula I wanted someone that felt like a friend that I could be honest and direct with. Someone gentle and kind but without sugarcoating anything. That's exactly how Lindsey was! She was great about keeping in touch during my pregnancy. I liked that I could text her with questions. I even texted her photos of what I thought was my bloody show or leaking fluid. She would respond right away and give me advice. When I was laboring at home, she was great about suggesting comfortable positions, getting things for me, and also leaving me alone if I was in too much pain to talk. I liked that she talked to my husband a lot and gave him the support that he needed. Also, she straightened up my bedroom! It was nice coming home to a clean room. She was great at the hospital. Sometimes a nurse would ask me a confusing question and I'd look over at Lindsey and she would put into layman's terms what they were asking so that I could make a more informed decision. She'd give me her opinion, but wouldn't try to sway me one way or the other. I liked having her there to tell me how she has seen things done at other births/hospitals. I had a pretty straightforward vaginal birth: no epidural, no Pitocin, no interventions. I did a LOT of pushing, which Lindsey was a big help with. There were times when I didn't think I could go on, but my husband and Lindsey helped me through. As we got closer to the baby crowning, my husband held my left leg and Lindsey had my right leg. After birth, she explained what was happening, tests, etc. She literally fed me a protein bar while I relaxed. I honestly don't think I could have had an unmedicated birth without the help of Lindsey and hypnobirthing. At first my husband objected to spending money for a doula, but in the end he was glad we did. She helped me have a really positive birth experience.
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